You may either love or hate Pitchfork’s skewed music reviews and god-like worship of Kanye West but you have to admit they put on a pretty good festival every year. This year’s lineup is another diverse collection of acts ranging from folk to rap and everything in between. We’ll be there this year and here’s part one of what we’re looking forward to.
Bitchin Bajas | 1:00PM at the Green Stage
Bitchin Bajas are a trio from Pitchfork’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois. The outfit, which began as an offshoot of psych-rock ensemble Cave, is performing at the festival on the heels of their Transporteur EP (May 2015). Yes, you’ve had two full days of festival-ing prior to Sunday, but get to the park early and catch Bitchin Bajas’ set.
The Julie Ruin | 2:50PM at the Blue Stage
Kathleen Hanna returns to the stage with The Julie Ruin this Sunday afternoon. We’re looking forward to the nice, shady Blue Stage during the middle of the afternoon on what we imagine will be a hot summer day.
Courtney Barnett | 4:15PM at the Green Stage
I, personally, am pumped for Courtney Barnett’s Pitchfork performance. Barnett’s set simply rocks, and it’ll translate well in the festival setting. This performance comes on the heels of her debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (March 2015).
Chance the Rapper | 8:30PM at the Green Stage
Chicago darling Chance the Rapper will grace Pitchfork’s Green Stage on Sunday night as the festival headliner. Chance released his Acid Rap mixtape in 2013, and has some projects on the horizon, but has been concentrating on his live performances as of late. Do not miss this performance, I repeat: Do not miss this performance! This will be his only Chicago performance of 2015, so take the opportunity to get your fix, at least for the next few months.
Stay tuned throughout the week for more of our “Pitchfork Must-Sees” and be sure to keep up with us this weekend as we post photos and other goodies from the festival grounds!